Sleep apnea has been found to affect more than just getting your full eight hours of sleep each night. In fact, sleep apnea can be directly linked with hearing loss.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes the person to pause in breathing during sleep. The disorder has been known to cause health problems like heart disease and diabetes. According to a study from the United States, sleep apnea also affects the ability to hear.
The study found that people suffering from sleep apnea had a 31% increased risk of high frequency hearing loss, a 90% increased risk of low frequency hearing loss and a 38% increased risk of hearing loss in combined high-low frequency hearing loss.